This course occured at Occidental College
Fall 2020 MW 4:00 PM – 5:25 PM or 5:45 PM – 7:10 PM
Course description: A broad, systematic, and comparative examination of the history of antisemitism. We will explore its different manifestations today and trace its sources in religious narratives, myths, and stereotypes, political and economic structures, and racial ideologies. We will pay particular attention to the significance of different historical contexts in shaping anti-Jewish violence and discourse, interrogating the continuities and ruptures between different periods/stages in antisemitism’s evolution. We will also consider antisemitism’s relationship to other forms of xenophobic and/or racist violence.